My education, my voice

Do you know someone aged between 14 and 18 years who might want to be part of our Youth Advisory Group or Online Youth Forum?

The Youth Advisory Group(external link) and Online Youth Forum(external link) are an exciting opportunity to join other young people who want to have a say on the education system in New Zealand.

The Youth Advisory Group and Online Youth Forum are being set up to strengthen young people’s voice in our education system.

They will enable young people to have more influence on the education system and issues that affect them. They offer young people, aged between 14 and 18 years, the opportunity to share their experiences of our education system, as well as ideas about any improvements we can make.

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Ten young people will be selected for the advisory group. There will also be  an opportunity for young people to take part in an online youth forum which will discuss and test the insights gathered from the youth advisory group.

The Youth Advisory Group will meet quarterly from February 2018 and participants will decide what topics will be discussed at each meeting during the first induction meeting later this year.

Topics might include the future of work, student wellbeing, which of our education priorities matter to them, or their perspectives on technology and the use of digital tools in learning and assessment.

The insights from both groups will then be shared with the rest of the Ministry and other education agencies.

If you know someone - it could be your son or daughter, a niece, nephew or friend - who you think would be keen to take part then encourage them to register today.(external link)

Registrations of interest close on Sunday 3 September, 2017.


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